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Atif Mian

Atif Mian is the Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School. He holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics with Computer Science and Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of business. Professor Mian’s work studies the connections between finance and the macro economy. His latest book, House of Debt, with Amir Sufi, builds upon powerful new data to describe how debt precipitated the Great Recession. The book explains why debt continues to threaten the global economy, and what needs to be done to fix the financial system. House of Debt is critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal,The Economist, and The Atlantic among others. Professor Mian’s research has appeared in top academic journals, including the American Economic ReviewEconometrica, Quarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of FinanceReview of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics.

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World Economic Roundtable

China’s International Economic Strategy: The Implications of Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative for China and the World Economy

Event Discussion | Nov 21, 2017

The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.